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    Ready-to-wear around campus

    A real fashionista knows the industry, is aware of the trends put forth by high fashion designers and can translate those styles into a lifestyle and stay within his or her budget. Let’s face it: Not everyone has thousands of dollars to spend on clothes, and we can’t all live our lives walking down a runway.

    The ready-to-wear fall 2007 fashion shows are taking place now, in time for stores to swoop up the looks they like for next season and for fashion editors to find new styles to feature. We searched campus to see who is ahead of the game in fashion and has already accommodated those looks.

    From afar, pre-business sophomore Austin Owen’s gray pinstriped sports coat and slacks, middle, look perfectly coordinated. But he fooled us.

    The pants are from the Gap, and his blazer is a thrifty score from Beacon’s Value Village Thrift Store. The whole look is made very casual-cool and school appropriate when a plain whiteT-shirt is thrown underneath.
    That kind of mismatched-but-not aesthetic was the idea of the great Italian duo, Dolce and Gabbana, and shown at its show last month in Milan, Italy.


    Adam Espinoza, left, a senior majoring in English, says he hasn’t been keeping up with the fashion world since the last airing of “”Project Runway,”” but cites Christian Dior and Calvin Klein as a couple of his favorite designers.

    “”They kind of have the same look,”” Espinoza said. “”One is just a lot more expensive than the other.”” (Dior, that is.)

    Vests like Espinoza’s, which he bought second-hand, were frequently seen on women going down the catwalk this season. The vests were even included in Michael Kors’ menswear, which Espinoza mimics here.


    “”Marc Jacobs is probably my favorite designer,”” said studio art senior Sylvia Sewell, right.

    The admirer’s own look is right in line with Jacobs’s show for his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, which was shown in London this year. (He usually shows in New York but in honor of his new store opening in London, he went overseas.)

    Jacobs showed a lot of dark palettes, grays and navys dominantly, which Sewell was seen wearing with her gray-layered tops, both from Forever 21.

    Wooly tights were another popular trend included in Jacob’s line, and Sewell’s knee-high socks from Old Navy are a nice twist on that.

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